Jan 28, 2013 7:00am PST
much. >>> today's tweet of the day a sad reminder from nasa. the space organization tweeted this photo of the crew of the space shuttle "challenger" and wrote this, quote. the nasa family lost seven of its own on january 28th, 1986. today, 26 years later, we remember these brave men and women. what do we do when something that's hard to paint, really wants to be painted? we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advanced stain blocking, only at the home depot, and only $31.98 a gallon. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
a science lesson inspired by an announcement from nasa. hari sreenivasan has the details. >> sreenivasan: just what is dark matter? find a short video with a simple answer on today's science roundup. nasa and the european space agency are partnering to send a telescope into space to investigate dark matter and dark energy. read more about these mysterious forces and what scientists hope to find on our science page. and think you've received bad advice about social security? our benefits guru gets to the bottom of that issue in today's "ask larry" column on our business page. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. on tuesday, we'll return to the immigration debate with a look at the president's plans for reform. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> macarthur foundation. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and...
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> well, today marks a somber day in history for nasa's former shuttle program. it was 27 years ago today when space shuttle "challenger" exploded shortly after liftoff from florida's cape canaveral. seven people died in that 1986 disaster including new hampshire school mcauliffe. the main cause of the explosion was a failure of a seal in the rocket booster due to cold. >>> set to to announce a major compromise surrounding immigration. the small bipartisan group of senators coming up with a four-page plan outlining immigration reform. this includes a path for citizenship for those who enter the country illegally. it also covers border security and a guest worker employer verification program. some workers are hoping this plan will be their ticket to winning that 2016 election. >> we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. third, the democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. >> president obama will talk about the senate compromise when he visit
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am EST
up due to a bad seal on a rocket booster. this week nasa will remember the fallen astronauts from apollo one and the shuttle columbia. >> today a rally in support of repealing the death penalty in maryland is taking place. this afternoon the relatives of five murder victims will join a rally and lobby day in annapolis. they are supporting governor o'malley's push to repeal the death penalty. it's organized by the maryland citizens against state executions. university of maryland students are on high alert after three men were arrested for alleged armed robbery. a fourth suspect is still at large. samuel chicas, benjamin chicas and two other men robbed a student using brass knuckles. they got away with a wallet, iphone. police are still looking for another suspect who robbed the student at the varsity apartment complex. the incidents have many students on edge. >> it's kind of unsettling. we were looking at apartments and we got a text message saying there was an armed robbery here. >> police are looking for the fourth robber they say tried to take a student's laptop at gun point.
Jan 27, 2013 9:30pm EST
elephant in the room. they say foreign aid, nasa, get rid of the department of education. i think that's a great idea for a number of reasons. the fact is, you could do a lot of what people on the right and left on to do in terms of their pet cuts, and it would do nothing to the long-term trajectory we are on. >> we did a bus tour this year with family research council. we teamed up on this money and values tour his book to a lot of churches. the people willing to listen to it. even among conservative audiences, it is tough to get people to say, those are the programs that we truly have to take on. it is an uphill battle. i think it is one we will be forced into by the very nature of where we are. >> p.j. o'rourke in one of his books has a passage where he says, the democrats are the party of santa claus. santa claus is a wonderful, jolly guy in a red suit who loves everyone and gives everybody presents. he gives you exactly what you want. all you have to do is ask. the republicans are the party of god. god is kind of a stern fellow. he demands good behavior. he has been known to puni
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
got really into nasa because i got really into the right stuff. i read tom wolfe's book. i was really involved in the shuttle movement as a kid. i was a total astronaut freak. it was so devastating. and largely forgotten really in the culture along with the "columbia" disaster as well. people forget the first two shuttles were both tragically destroyed. >> that's right. >> i remember apollo one. >> that was before my time. >> john: apollo with grisham the second american in space. >> part of the problem was since his -- problem with the hatch on the mercury, they made it very difficult to open the hatch on the apollo capsule. they didn't have a minute. so that was one of the major changes they made. >> good morning to discuss on nasa tragedies. >> good morning, everybody! >> i would like to bring up something a little positive. do you remember back in 2009 when president obama was first sworn in and we heard about the secret g.o.p. strategy session in the caucus room? d.c. restaurant and all of the big republicans decanter, demint fisher-price guy came. they plotted how they would sab
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
would suggest certainly don't have much to do with sandy. $15 million for nasa repairs at the kennedy space center in florida. $274 million for the coast guard acquisitions in the bahamas and the great lakes. $2 million for the smithsonian repairs. there's another whole category of items which is tens of billions of dollars, which is long-term construction projects for the mitigation against future storms and disasters. now is that an important expenditure by the federal government? probably is. probably should be a high priority. but is it an emergency? of course not. it's infrastructure. it's going to be spent over years, maybe decades, as we build sea walls to protect beaches off the coast from future storms which are years away. now, is that an important consideration? i think it is. but when you're running trillion-dollar deficits, i think it has to compete with the other legitimate demands, for the long-term spending and infrastructure spending and the ways that we're going to protect our country, and so many other ways as well. but we have no such process here. and that's part